How Much Can a Ram 1500 Tow?

October 5th, 2019 by

Ram 1500 Towing a Boat
If you’re wondering “How much can a RAM 1500 tow?”, then you’re in luck! Properly equipped, the light-duty 2020 RAM 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. This earns it a Best-in-Class* V8 Engine Towing* capacity. With that said, the RAM 1500 payload and towing capacities change depending on which of the four engines you have. Discover the details about the latest RAM 1500 for sale at Champion CJD of Indianapolis!

Ram 1500 Engines & Capacities

Across the engine lineup, you’ll find that the RAM 1500 is as capable hauling your boat on the weekends as it is assisting you on your Indianapolis jobsite. Each of these engines—including the EcoDiesel—gets paired with a standard Class-Exclusive* TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission. Here’s a quick look at the engine specs:

RAM 1500 Towing Ratings & Engine Specs

  • 3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque Engine Upg I
    • Produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
    • Towing capability maxes out at 7,730 pounds
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT Engine
    • Produces up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
    • Tows a max of 11,610 pounds
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT eTorque Engine
    • Produces up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
    • Boosts towing to 12,750 pounds
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine
    • Produces up to 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
    • Tows a maximum of 12,560 pounds—the highest diesel tow rating in the light-duty truck class*

Depending on the trim, payload capacity ranges from 2,100 to 2,300 pounds.
Ram 1500 towing a trailer with a tractor

More Features for Easier Towing

Power isn’t the only thing on the 2020 RAM 1500 truck’s side. This light-duty pickup offers a handful of features that will truly help on Carmel drives. Here are a few examples:

  • TorqueFlite® Transmission: This transmission works in tandem with the eTorque mild hybrid system to enhance fuel economy. The Ram 1500 earn up to 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
  • Largest-in-Class* Brakes: The Ram 1500 features 14.9-inch brakes for greater stopping power on Zionsville roads.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection: This available system watches your blind zones, and automatically accounts for trailer length.
  • Multi-Function Tailgate: This available tailgate has a 60/40 split gate, offering more ways to access the bed while still being able to handle demanding loads.

Test Drive the 2020 RAM 1500 at Champion CJD of Indianapolis in Indianapolis!

Crew Cab vs. Quad Cab? RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150? It’s important to us that we provide you with as many resources as possible. Well-informed customers can drive off the lot at Champion CJD of Indianapolis with confidence that the RAM 1500 was the right choice. Once you’re done researching, schedule a test drive with the RAM 1500 and experience firsthand why it truly is the ideal full-size pickup truck!

*Class based on Light-Duty pickup

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